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A Flawed Pioneer, Hillary Still Represents Change

(5) Comments | Posted April 29, 2008 | 10:19 AM

I recently paid on overdue visit to a professor from the seminary where I received my Master of Divinity degree. She's a woman in her seventies, an ordained pastor and a retired professor of Christian Education. After the usual chit-chat about family life, she asked me if I had been...

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Obama Channels Jefferson

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2008 | 7:02 PM

Last week Barack Obama engaged in an all-too-familiar political ritual of distancing himself from his pastor, a beloved confidante, in order to appease voters angered by the pastor's views, some of which are out of the white mainstream (to say the least), but fairly common among black Americans. It...

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Obama's Rejection Of Pastor Unfortunate

(222) Comments | Posted March 14, 2008 | 10:27 PM

Washington, D.C. -- A presidential candidate finds himself in hot water over controversial statements by his pastor. The candidate: Bob Dole. Back in the early 90s, Conservative pundit Cal Thomas, aided by opposition researcher Mark Tooley, launched an attack on Bob and Elizabeth Dole's then-pastor (and my...

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What Barack Obama Needs To Learn About Attacking Hillary Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2008 | 8:24 AM

Lately, it seems, Barack Obama has found himself almost constantly playing defense, with McCain and Clinton double-teaming him at every turn. In the post-March 4th world, though, Obama has decided not just to attack his opponent McCain, but he's also going after the real enemy--his work wife, Hillary Clinton.

Obama...

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Superdelegates' Vested Interests?

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2008 | 2:26 PM

Why do so many of Hillary Clinton's superdelegates remain invested in her struggling candidacy, and why (for the most part, anyway) are they resisting the growing trend of switching to Obama, or at least to a neutral position?

It is possible--maybe even highly possible--that they have literally invested in Hillary....

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